Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

Media Coverage

California’s terrifying forecast: In the future, it could face droughts nearly every year »

March 2, 2015

Discusses study led by Senior Fellow Noah Diffenbaugh (Environmental Earth System Science) that pored through historical data from the U.S. National Climatic Data Center to explain current conditions and concluded that drought conditions may be the new normal for California.

By Darryl Fears, Washington Post

California drought likely a fixture, says Stanford study »

March 2, 2015

Senior Fellow Noah Diffenbaugh (Environmental Earth System Science) discusses how the frequency and intensity of the California drought is likely to increase as temperatures rise.

By Lisa M. Krieger, San Jose Mercury News

World's challenges demand science changes -- and fast, experts say »

February 26, 2015

A group of scientists, including Senior Fellow, emeritus, Hal Mooney (Biology), makes a compelling case in Science Magazine that growing global challenges have rendered sharply segregated expertise obsolete.

By Sue Nichols, Michigan State University

Berkeley study directly IDs climate change culprit »

February 25, 2015

Senior Fellow Chris Field (Biology, Environmental Earth System Science) says that we have known for decades that carbon dioxide must have an effect on global warming, but this study provides concrete evidence for the first time.

By David Perlman, SF Gate

Climate Change Will Hit America in the Breadbasket, Scientists Say »

February 24, 2015

Senior Fellow Paul Ehrlich (Biology) notes that little has been done to counter negative trends in food security, even though they've been known about for decades.

By Alan Boyle, NBC News

West Coast Scientists Fishing For Solutions To Bluefin Tuna Overfishing »

February 23, 2015

Senior Fellow, by courtesy, Barbara Block (Biology) discusses her research studying bluefin tuna, and how aquaculture may serve as a solution to overfishing.

By Allen Martin, CBS San Francisco

Lessons from Methane Emissions in Boston and the White House Climate Action Plan »

February 23, 2015

Senior Fellow Robert Jackson (Environmental Earth System Science) discusses urban methane emissions in the context of the White House Climate Action Plan.

By Robert Jackson, Brookings

State’s population growth expected to outstrip water conservation in coming years »

February 17, 2015

Senior Research Scientist Newsha Ajami (Water in the West) / Director of Urban Water Policy in the Water in the West program notes that we already struggle to manage the scarce water that we have now, and fail to use lessons from past droughts to inform future water management practices.

By Matt Weiser and Phillip Reese, Sacramento Bee

Taps Start to Run Dry in Brazil’s Largest City »

February 17, 2015

Senior Research Scientist Newsha Ajami (Water in the West) / Director of Urban Water Policy in the Water in the West program states that decision makers should have taken aggressive measures to reduce consumption and leakage months ago, rather than pursuing megaprojects to address the problem.

By Simon Romero, New York Times

Survival for some endangered species hinges on ‘Frozen Zoo’ »

February 17, 2015

Woods Senior Fellow Paul Ehrlich (Humanities and Sciences) notes that the world needs to address the root causes that put species at risk of extinction, such as population growth and climate change.

By Julie Watson, Washington Post

Climate Is Big Issue for Hispanics, and Personal »

February 9, 2015

Cites a poll by Woods-affiliated Professor in Humanities & Social Sciences and Professor of Communication & Political Science Jon Krosnick, the New York Times, and Resources for the Future which found that Hispanics are more likely than non-Hispanic whites to view global warming as a problem that affects them personally.

By Coral Davenport, New York Times

Counting gallons: How much water do you use? »

February 5, 2015

Senior Research Scientist Newsha Ajami (Water in the West) / Director of Urban Water Policy in the Water in the West program discusses how water in the United States is underpriced.

By Scott Tong, Marketplace

Farming Now Worse For Climate Than Deforestation »

February 3, 2015

Senior Fellow Robert Jackson (Environmental Earth System Science) discusses that while deforestation is declining, agriculture lands are expanding.

By John Upton, Climate Central

Fracking Researchers Under Pressure »

January 30, 2015

Senior Fellow Rob Jackson (Earth Sciences) discusses his career studying the politically charged subject of "fracking."

By Paul Voosen, The Chronicle of Higher Education

Most Americans Support Government Action on Climate Change, Poll Finds »

January 30, 2015

Features Woods-affiliated Professor in Humanities & Social Sciences and Professor of Communication & Political Science Jon Krosnick as an author of a poll that found an overwhelming majority of the American public, including nearly half of Republicans, support government action to curb global warming.

By Coral Davenport and Marjorie Connelly, New York Times

Restoring Threatened Mussels To Freshwater Could Cut E. Coli Contamination »

January 29, 2015

Cites research findings by Senior Woods Fellow Alexandria Boehm (Engineering), Senior Woods Fellow Richard Luthy (Engineering), and Niveen Ismail, a Stanford graduate student in environmental engineering, that mussels can remove contaminants such as Escherichia coli from freshwater.

By Puneet Kollipara, Chemical & Engineering News

Methane Leaks From Gas Pipelines Far Exceed Official Estimates, Harvard Study Finds »

January 28, 2015

Senior Fellow Rob Jackson (Environmental Earth System Science) states that even if scientists don't yet know all of the sources of methane leaks in Boston-area infrastructure, it is reasonable to start tackling known emission sources.

By Lisa Song, Inside Climate News

Record-setting rainless January sparks fears, fire »

January 26, 2015

Stanford doctoral student Daniel Swain (Environmental Earth System Science), a 2013 Rising Environmental Leadership Program participant, explains how it is unlikely that the drought-sparking system over the Pacific Ocean will weaken, indicating that California's dry spell will likely continue into February.  

By Kurtis Alexander and Evan Sernoffsky, SF Gate

The Monterey Bay catch is a bit of a mystery. And cheap. And delicious. »

January 22, 2015

Senior Fellow Steve Palumbi, by courtesy, (Biology) discusses how choosing to eat mackerel is both an environmentally friendly and healthy choice.

By Kera Abraham, http://www.montereycountyweekly.com/archives/2015/0122/the-monterey-bay-catch-is-a-bit-of-a-mystery/article_d1c6e3aa-a1ce-11e4-a8b4-43f8ef0aee9c.html

Billionaire Tom Steyer won’t run for Sen. Barbara Boxer’s seat »

January 22, 2015

Senior Fellow Bruce Cain (Political Science), Director of the Bill Lane Center for the American West, weighs in on the implications of Tom Seyer's decision not to run for Senate.

By Josh Richman, Monterey Herald

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